In 2019, when Osagbemi Adebayo started feeling feverish and complaining about a stomach ache, he didn’t think he was about to be diagnosed with a kidney failure issue. Since then, he has been on thrice-weekly haemodialysis, which has cost him and his family their entire life savings.
In December 2021, Betway Nigeria, a sports betting company heeded the call of the Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LSLGA) to assist Osagbemi with some financial aid to help relieve some of his burdens. They donated ₦5,000,000 to help with his health issues and support a community member.
The financial, medical aid provided to Osagbemi represents one instance in a long line of community causes the leading brand has taken on over the past year. In 2021, Betway improved the lives of their customer base in different communities with several community support programs where they donated over ₦14 million.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Kunle Olamuyiwa, Chief Operating Officer, Betway Nigeria, said, “Corporate Social Responsibility is embedded in our culture at Betway, and we have always been committed to the welfare of our customers and the communities we operate in. We are happy any time we have the opportunity to give hope to our people, and this donation to Adebayo Osagbemi through LSLGA is meant to renew hope, going a long way in helping to solve his health issues.”
The Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Lottery Board, Mr Bashir Are, received the donation on behalf of the recipient. Osagbemi is still undergoing treatment, and members of the public who wish to contribute to helping the father of three to beat stage four chronic kidney disease can reach out to the Lagos State Lottery Board to donate.